This capstone unit provides a range of options for students to integrate their knowledge and skills gained in the studies of their award through practical application in a substantial supervised project that demonstrates the graduate outcomes of the award. The project will be supported by a literature review and a research component. In consultation with their supervisor, the student will develop specific methodology and outcomes for their project which will provide them with a means of demonstrating the graduate attributes of their award.

Unit Code: XP9102L

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Capstone

Unit Discipline: Capstone Other P

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Design and execute a research project in a critically-rigorous, sustained and self-directed manner


Demonstrate critical understanding and mastery of scholarship in areas of both theology and the professional/vocational context of the project


Demonstrate cognitive, technical and creative skills in applying theological insights in a process of dialogue with relevant professional/vocational context(s)


Demonstrate advanced research skills in the professional/vocational context


Contribute to the body of knowledge of the professional/theological context

Unit sequence

Prerequisites: Approved Foundational units and at least fifty percent of the Electives for the award. Prohibited combinations: XP9004L (The 24 point capstone project)


As this is a project where the student negotiates a topic which satisfies the learning outcomes, the online content is limited to materials relating to project design and implementation. While these are presented using appropriate online pedagogy; embedded readings, exemplars, and required preparatory tasks, the key teaching role is akin to supervision. The supervisor will arrange a learning agreement with the student which outlines the project, the staging of the task and the supervision sessions. It is anticipated that the student will meet or in some way interact with the supervisor for a minimum –average of an hour per week (calculated on the basis of 24 teaching weeks in two semesters)


Name Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Project Report or Project Journal

12,000 word project which includes a literature review and research component and a 15-minute oral presentation to a cross field/discipline panel followed by not more than 30 minutes of questions and discussion. (Where possible, the student will also be part of the panel for another student)

12000 100.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 18 Oct, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 14:59:58 +1100